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Old 05-29-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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Enlightenment Themes


So far I've been proud of myself. I taught myself how to do everything thus far by reading but I've hit a wall. I have a dual boot Windows XP Pro and Red Hat 9 system with Enlightenment installed. I'm pretty sure Enlightenment is running on top of GNOME. Well, I found a theme I want to use for Enlightenment so I download the file and extracted it then took all those folders and files and put them in 2 places.

/usr/share/enlightenment/themes

and

/home/vipes/.enlightenment/themes

Now here's the problem, when I load into Enlightenment it loads the theme but it then turns back to a default theme and all of the windows are messed up to the point of me having to CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE out to load GNOME.

When I try to use the menus, it does give me an error about Eterm. I don't remember the full error but it mentioned a path, something in /bin and Eterm.

Any help would GREATLY be appreciated. I'm really pushing myself to learn Linux and this board has helped a lot so far.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 01:41 PM   #2
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does enlightenment fail to load the theme if that's your only window manager?

what I mean by this is login and if you're using a graphical login manager then press ctrl+alt+f2 so that you have just a black n white screen with login prompt.

then login like usual and from the command prompt type the following:

'xinit enlightenment -- :1' (without the quotes of course)

Note: you may have to include the full path to the enlightenment executable (/usr/local/bin/enlightenment or something like that).

this will start X and will load the enlightenment window manager. Does your theme load properly or does enlightenment still get confused and try loading two of them or reverting back to a default?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 01:55 PM   #3
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Basically it loads the theme I want(it shows the background) but then resorts back to the default theme I was using with screwed up windows and menus and you can't do anything else.

I'll try loading just Enlightenment how you said and see where that gets me for now.

I'm at a loss to see where I messed up. Maybe for certain themes Eterm MUST be installed?
 
Old 05-29-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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Well...

Ok I booted up into Linux and when I got to the GUI I used CTRL ALT F2 and entered the text login. I logged in and tried your command.

Code:
xinint enlightenment -- :1
It came up that xinint was not a valid command under my username and root.

Enlightenment itself works, it's just this theme. It fails to load and when it resorts back to a default theme, everything is screwed up menu wise.

Oh yea, the theme is BlueHeartHack.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 02:26 PM   #5
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first.. . the background isn't necessarily part of the theme. So just because the wallpaper loads does not mean that the theme is loading. Do you see the window decorations of the desired theme though? oh and if the command you tried is 'xinint' then no its not going to work... the proper command is xinit. however if xinit is not working you could always try startx. also what is your login manager? kdm?, xdm?, gdm? if we altered a config file perhaps we could start just enlightenment from there.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 02:45 PM   #6
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Alright, I fixed that command and used startx. They both went to a black screen then went back to the text logon and said enlightenment was not a valid option. They then gave about a paragraph worth of possible Xterm options.

As for login manager, I have no idea what I'm using. Where can I find out?

I don't want to sound rude but why worry about starting Enlightenment? Enlightenment itself works just fine. I'm using it right now. It just won't allow me to use the theme I want.

Am I just too much of a to understand where you're going? lol

I have taught myself a lot but I'm still a big newb.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 03:06 PM   #7
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Well here's my thinking... you are having trouble with enlightenment's theme loading properly while gnome is running. (Traditionally Gnome used enlightenment as a window manager and as I understand it have since moved to sawfish and metacity as their default). What I am curious to find out is will enlightenment have trouble loading its themes when gnome is not running? ie when enlightenment is the only thing running (instead of running on top of gnome) will you experience the same problem?

if you do experience the same problem then its a problem with enlightenment, if you do not experience the same problem then there is some problem between gnome and enlightenment's interaction.

P.S. if you'd like you can enter just 'startx -- :1' and from the resulting xterm window, start enlightenment.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 08:57 PM   #8
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I get ya. When I tried startx -- :1 it just loaded directly into Enlightenment. I didn't have to use an xterm window.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 09:14 PM   #9
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Well guess what, it was that theme I was using. I downloaded another theme and tried that and it worked. rofl
 
Old 05-30-2003, 12:57 AM   #10
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rock on.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 01:11 AM   #11
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I've got Eterm installed now too. RAWR

I'm loosing my n00bness.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 01:19 AM   #12
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and you're up late... careful or you'll turn into a hacker
 
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